Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD

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Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD


Vascular Surgery | Male

4205 W Atlantic Ave Ste 201, Delray Beach, FL 33445 Get Directions
(561) 303-0013

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"At Tenet Florida CardioVascular Care, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment options for patients with all types of vascular conditions so that our patients can feel better, be healthier, and live longer."Read more

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Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery. He brings...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Woodstock, GA |
Dr. Ricotta is a wonderful doctor. His curriculum vitae speaks for itself, but he is also a kind, caring, and compassionate person. Everyone in his office has also been very caring and considerate. I feel privileged to have him as my vascular surgeon.
in Atlanta |
Tells it like it is and explains in layman terms Explained when a procedure could do more damage and sometimes it is best left alone. Not what I wanted to hear but understand the high risk which I'm not willing to take. Must protect what I have ..
in Cumming , GA |
Dr. Ricotta is a rare combination of a physician with stellar educational and experience combined with patience and thoughtfulness in patient care. He takes his time to educate and explain conditions to patients. He clearly outlines in laymen terms, treatment options including risks and benefits. His office staff is excellent. They are consummate professionals who genuinely care for each patient. Scheduling is efficient and staff is on site to perform necessary testing. Had a great experience
in Aguanga, California |
Exceptionally skilled and credentialed. Very professional and knowledgable office practice.
in Woodstock, GA |
Dr. Ricotta is an extremely professional and knowledgeable doctor. He was referred to me by a friend. I looked up his credentials before I made my appointment. I was really impressed by his educational background. I called his office and was really impressed by the kind of service I was given by his secretary. I had my appointment with Dr. Ricotta, and had my tests that he thought I should have, in a matter of weeks. I received the results immefiately. He is GREAT! I felt very informed by him!
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Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery. He brings years of valuable experience working at the nation's leading institutions such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic to his role as Regional Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy for Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network, and Professor of Surgery at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to joining Tenet, Dr. Ricotta has also served as CEO and Medical Director of the Vascular Institute of Atlanta, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Northside Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgia Regents/University of Georgia School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research, Director of Complex Aortic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Ricotta completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed the Halsted General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was a traveling scholar and Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at Oxford University in England, and completed a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic followed by an Advanced Endovascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ricotta has garnered national and international recognition as an innovative pioneer and thought-leader in Vascular Surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States, and is one of a few in the world, to perform Endovascular Robotic Surgery. He is the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts in high-risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms, and was the first in Georgia to perform peripheral drug-coated balloon angioplasty. In addition, he was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States to successfully perform the VenaSealTM closure procedure, the newest treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

In addition to providing the entire spectrum of state of the art vascular and endovascular clinical services, Dr. Ricotta has authored over 200 publications, been an investigator in over 60 clinical research trials, and has delivered over 300 lectures on the national and international stage.

He serves as an Editor or on the Editorial Board for several professional medical publications, is the co-Founder and Meeting Chair of the International Aortic Summit, Chair of the Incoming Fellows Program of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and Chair of the Membership Committee in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served on multiple committees of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and regularly serves on advisory boards or as a consultant to a myriad of industrial corporations.

Dr. Ricotta has received numerous awards and has been repeatedly elected as a U.S. News and World Report "Top Doctor" as well as one of "America's Best Doctors" by Castle Connolly, awarded to the top 1% of doctors in the nation. He has also been chosen as a "Top Surgeon" in the United States on multiple occasions, as one of "America's Most Honored Professionals", and has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow by the Society for Vascular Surgery.

With his abundant experience and reputation as one of the best vascular surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ricotta is also dedicated to training and teaching future physicians and vascular surgeons. He is very active in the training of medical students, physician assistant students, surgical residents and fellows. He also leads a variety of training workshops on new and innovative endovascular and surgical techniques for physicians and vascular surgeons from all over the world.


Dr. Ricotta II's Care Philosophy

"At Tenet Florida CardioVascular Care, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment options for patients with all types of vascular conditions so that our patients can feel better, be healthier, and live longer."

Dr. Ricotta II says...

Dr. Ricotta was the first surgeon in the Southeast U.S. to perform endovascular robotic surgery, peripheral drug coated balloon angioplasty, and the VenaSeal closure procedure, the newest treatment for varicose veins. He is also the first surgeon in the USA with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts to treat complex aortic aneurysms.


Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy

Endovascular Robotic Surgery

Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment

Carotid/Cerebrovascular Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment

Venous Disease- Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, DVT (Blood Clots), Port Placement

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Wound Healing

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Renal and Mesenteric Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment

Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis, IVC filter placement and Retrieval

Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance 

Dr. Ricotta II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Medical School
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University
  • Other Education
    Oxford University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy